Naval History and Heritage Command

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  • New Jersey II (BB-62)

    history.navy.mil 23 May '16, 9pm

    The Japanese response to the Marianas operation was an order to its Mobile Fleet; it must attack and annihilate the American invasion force. Shadowing American submarines tracked the Japanese fleet into the Philippine Sea as Admiral Spruance joined his task force with Admiral Mitscher...

  • USS Constitution - America's Ship of State

    history.navy.mil 20 May '16, 9pm

    USS Constitution , “Old Ironsides” USS Constitution ’s victories at sea during the War of 1812 inspired a nation and helped mark the emergence of the United States as a world-class maritime power. USS Constitution is crewed by a select group of active-duty U.S. Navy Sailors who share ...

  • Oklahoma (Battleship No. 37)

    history.navy.mil 02 May '16, 1pm

    The 46th state of the Union, admitted on 16 November 1907. The name, in Choctaw, means "red man." (Battleship No. 37: displacement 27,500; length 583'; beam 95'3"; draft 28'6"; speed 20.5 knots; complement 864; armament 10 14-inch, 20 5-inch, 4 21-inch torpedo tubes (submerged); class...

  • Naval History and Heritage Commandより、香川県さぬき市の志度湾(鴨庄湾)にて大破着底したしまね丸。 https://t.co/R4aOJ1EWln https://t.co/CyPHWuCNqX

    NH 85891

    history.navy.mil 27 Mar '16, 1pm

    Download Image: Low (PNG, 319x319px, 59KB) Med (JPEG, 1280x1280px, 192KB) High (TIFF, 6206x4898px, 29MB) Title: SHIMANE MARU (Japanese merchant aircraft carrier, 1944-1948) Caption: Photographed in about 1947-48, showing damage received by bombing at Shido, near Takamatsu. This ship w...

  • AWMより、1945年9月撮影の特2TL型山汐丸。同年2月17日、第58任務部隊艦上機による空襲で被爆着底したもののようだ。 https://t.co/QVjdNZMSm4 https://t.co/OQOk4OAq1Z

    SC 211765

    history.navy.mil 10 Apr '16, 8am

    Download Image: Low (PNG, 319x319px, 54KB) Med (JPEG, 1280x1280px, 192KB) High (TIFF, 6174x4918px, 29MB) Title: YAMASHIO MARU (Japanese Aircraft Carrier, 1944) scuttled in Tokyo Bay in September 1945 Caption: YAMASHIO MARU (Japanese Aircraft Carrier, 1944) scuttled in Tokyo Bay in Sep...

  • Famous Navy Quotes

    history.navy.mil 24 Jan '16, 2am

    Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870). Aboard Hartford , Farragut entered Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864, in two columns, with armored monitors leading and a fleet of wooden ships following. When the lead monitor Tecumseh was demolished by a mine, the wooden ship Brooklyn sto...

  • Nautical Terms and Phrases - Their Meaning and Origin

    history.navy.mil 19 Sep '15, 5pm

    Nautical term, dating from at least the early 1600s, meaning the outfit of sails used by a ship. The term was revived after World War II, when a Navy ship's complement of electronics could be referred to as its electronics suit, and its total armament might be called its weapons suit....

  • 80-G-490487

    history.navy.mil 30 Aug '15, 4pm

    U.S. and British warships anchored in Sagami Wan, outside of Tokyo Bay, Japan, on the day the Allied ships entered Japanese waters, 27 August 1945. Photographed from USS South Dakota (BB-57) as the sun set behind Mount Fuji's distinctive cone. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the...


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